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Entirely agree about the 'cardboard' statement! You wear them in and get them comfortable just as the sole wears out or, worse, cracks around the welt! New ones are good for giving you blisters, though. The leather is very poor quality, so saying, they do polish up to an admirable shine.
Liza Minnelli in Charlie Bubbles. I think the wig wearing (as a fashion, rather than necessity) was a trend in the '60's. My mum, who is about 6 or so years older than you originals certainly wore them as a fashion and hairpieces for those very bouffanty up-does (no-one has that much hair!) She had lovely long blonde hair throughout the '60's and the wigs were merely used to change your look.
I think a bit of balance is required here: I'm sure no-one would say that a historian knows nothing about the period he studies because he wasn't there at the time and, as every historian knows, there is nothing more valuable than an eyewitness account! However eyewitness accounts are, by their nature, subjective and, of course, can never provide an overview of the wider circumstances. Such a happy conjunction of both views has kept this thread going, so perhaps it would...
Yes they do have a habit of crossing in the ether..... not like a good old fashioned conversation!
I don't think there should be room for anyone preaching on here, at the end of the day we have all come to realise the huge regional differences and, indeed, differences in the clothes that individuals wore within the, apparently, same style.You can only comment on what you (a) witnessed yourself or (b) have heard from someone else who was there. Sweeping statements like 'Skinheads never wore that' would be best replaced with 'we never wore that in my area'.What first drew...
Good evening: I wasn't going to get involved in this discussion, being content to watch from the sidelines, but feel steelies need defending!When Bob started work at the pit, one of the older blokes had been an original Skinhead and he had certainly worn steel toe-capped boots as a Skinhead (and not just for work). Bob reckons he's spoken to at least 8 original Skinheads who wore them as far apart as Bath and Whitley Bay! We've often spoken about them with our mate from...
Thanks for that....
I remember those dimple mugs up our way from my childhood (my dad,a rugby player, was always partial to real ale!).That would be the '70's.
This is very good, catches your attention, then makes you think, then makes you think again. Titles can make quite a difference as to whether you even consider picking up a book or not. Whatever we may be told, books are judged by their covers (and titles)! It needs a more defining sub-title though.
I thought 'Walk Proud' Paul, but can't be sure: that's the working title on the last lot of work we did, many moons ago! Yes, to the private blog / messaging thing - no need to air our unfinished laundry in public!
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